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Our view: Signs of hope on Salem's waterfront

Redeveloping Salem’s old power plant property has been a dream for more than a decade. At times, speculation has included pie-in-the-sky ideas like a luxury hotel, and at other times more modest hopes for interesting businesses, housing or just some more green space. But as demolition of the old coa


Man charged with shooting Lawrence girl in the head is held without bail

LAWRENCE — A judge allowed a man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Lawrence girl in the head to hide behind a door during his arraignment late Thursday morning in Lawrence District Court.


Rejected marijuana store sues Salem to stop it from allowing competing shop to advance

A marijuana company is trying to stop Salem from allowing a competing store to advance toward opening, saying in a lawsuit that the city unfairly rejected its application. The city says it had the right to pass over the firm, Mederi, in picking five cannabis shops out of nine applicants. A judge nex


A force for nature: Greenbelt series looks at protecting resources both wet and dry

“The Confluence of Land and Water” is being explored in this year’s Film & Lecture Series presented by the Essex County Greenbelt Association. The seven-event lineup kicks off next Thursday, Jan. 24, with the Land and Water Conservation Science Panel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Byfield Community A


Eviction notice ignored at Cheers Poker Room and Casino

SALEM, N.H. — An eviction notice taped to the door of Cheers Poker Room and Casino demanded that the place be cleared out by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The business owner, however, had ignored the directive as of Wednesday afternoon.


Rep. Seth Moulton to Visit New Hampshire, Sparking Rumors of a Run for President

Rep. Seth Moulton will be visiting New Hampshire amidst speculation as to whether he will run for president, The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday. On Feb. 2, Moulton, a Democrat from Salem, Massachusetts, will appear before the Bedford Democratic Committee.


Greater Lawrence Tech earns grant for health program

ANDOVER — Greater Lawrence Technical School received a $125,000 Skills Capital Grant from Gov. Charlie Baker to expand its Health Careers program. Skills Capital Grants, which are administered through Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito’s office, are designed to help high schools, colleges and other edu


Massachusetts food stamps recipients will get February benefits early due to government shutdown

Most Massachusetts food stamps recipients will receive their February benefits early due to the partial government shutdown. State officials are cautioning recipients to budget wisely, since those benefits will have to last for the entire month.


Windham Selectman, State Rep. awaits verdict in assault case

SALEM, N.H. — Windham Selectman and newly elected state Rep. Joel Desilets was in court Wednesday to continue his assault trial that began in July. Judge Robert Stephen heard testimony from Desilets, the arresting officer, the detective who ran follow-up interviews and several workers at the Windham


State lawmaker takes the stand in his defense in bar brawl trial

SALEM — State Rep. Joel Desilets, also a Windham selectman, defended himself during a trial Wednesday at Salem District Court, giving his version of events surrounding a bar fight in May 2017.


NH drug bust yields 2 arrests, $135K worth of fentanyl

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - A drug bust in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Wednesday night yielded two arrests and the seizure of a large quantity of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $135,000, officials said.


North Andover Resident Ready To Play Against Bruins Alumni

From Dana Farber Cancer Institute: North Andover resident Jeffrey Durney, will be among the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute doctors, researchers, and staff who will play a charity hockey game against Boston Bruins Alumni to benefit adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber. The 5th an


Smoking crack, sex while driving land Nashua man under arrest in Manchester

MANCHESTER — A Nashua man was allegedly smoking crack cocaine and receiving "sexual acts" at a red light Tuesday afternoon when two city police detectives walked up to his car.


Nashua Couple Arrested In Granite Shield Drug Sweep: Police

NASHUA, NH — A Nashua couple were arrested Wednesday after police said they sold heroin and fentanyl out of their Shedds Avenue residence. Tammy Baker, 51, and William McKnight, 48, face a host of charges. The pair, who have had multiple past dealings with police, were arrested during the latest "Gr


Police: Wanted fugitive nabbed in Nashua, NH

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - A Nashua, New Hampshire man wanted on armed robbery charges in Massachusetts was arrested Wednesday in Nashua, New Hampshire, police said. Members of the Nashua Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Traffic Enforcement Unit arrested Christian Noury, 22, on a cha


Men’s Ice Hockey Looks to Stay Hot vs. UNH Friday

Date Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 (7:30 p.m.) Merrimack (7-15-1, 4-9-0 HEA) New Hampshire (7-8-6, 3-5-3 HEA) Location Lawler Rink // North Andover, Mass. (Tickets) Promotions Junior Warrior Night & Road to the Garden Tour.


Nashua man charged with passing forged check at Merrimack bank

MERRIMACK — A 40-year-old Nashua man faces felony forgery and theft charges after Merrimack police officials said he passed a forged bank at a local bank. Randy Vigeant, 16 Ridge St., was arrested Wednesday following an investigation of an incident at the TD Bank in Merrimack, officials said.


Fentanyl valued at $135,000 found in raid on Manchester apartment

MANCHESTER -- Two local men are facing drug trafficking charges after police raided a Merrimack Street apartment and allegedly discovered of $135,000 worth of fentanyl, according to police.


Child porn charges could send Hudson 19-year-old to prison for life

NASHUA — A 19-year-old Hudson man arrested Tuesday faces child pornography charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Erik Callahan was arrested Tuesday night by Hudson police on a warrant for 19 counts of distribution of child sexual images, a Class A felony; one count of posse


Emmaus to hold community event on MLK Day

HAVERHILL — Emmaus Inc. will hold a free community event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day that will feature a community resource fair, ethnically diverse music and dance performances, giveaways and a free hot breakfast and lunch.